Vertigo (1958)

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Rated: PG

Released: 21 July 1958 (Brazil)

Runtime: 128 Min

Taglines:  A Hitchcock thriller. You should see it from the beginning!

Genres: Mystery | Romance | Thriller

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Alec Coppel  (Screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor  (Screenplay) (As Samuel Taylor)

Actors: James Stewart , Kim Novak , Barbara Bel Geddes

Country: USA

Language: English

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

Plot

Police detective John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson is asked by an old college friend, Gavin Elster, if he would have a look into his wife Madeleine’s odd behavior. He’s taken to believing that she is the reincarnation of a woman who died many years ago and is concerned about her sanity. Scottie follows her and rescues her from an apparent suicide attempt when she jumps into San Francisco bay. He gets to know her and falls in love with her. They go to an old mission church and he is unable to stop her from climbing to the top of the steeple, owing to his vertigo, where she jumps to her death. A subsequent inquiry finds that she committed suicide but faults Scottie for not stopping her in the first place. Several months later, he meets Judy Barton, a woman who is the spitting image of Madeleine. He can’t explain it, but she is identical to the woman who died. He tries to re-make her into Madeleine’s image by getting her to dye her hair and wear the same type of clothes. He soon begins to realize however that he has been duped and was a pawn in a complex piece of theater that was meant to end in tragedy.

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